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Documented vs Undocumented

The eminent historian Max Hastings and I have not always seen eye to eye. (Example: I have spent a lifetime resisting my father's prejudice, that men who affect beards should be regarded with the gravest suspicion. Yet every time I read the rantings of Mark Steyn about what he perceives as decadent European hostility towards the US, I have to fight down an ignoble sensation that daddy was right. He didn't fight it down that hard.) Be that as it may, Sir Max is spot on in this poignant opening: ...

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On the Air

Live from the CBC Bondage Dungeon

I was in the middle of a "rough" bondage session with Peter Mansbridge, Anna Maria Tremonti and Evan Solomon when John Oakley called (that's a CBC joke: non-Canadians, see here). But I quickly unmanacled myself and we had a productive discussion on various topical matters, including my new book, The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. Click below to listen: ~There's more radio for me this afternoon. I'll kick off with Dom Giordano just after 1pm on The Big Talker in Philadelphia, followed by The ...

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Dégringolade with Élan

The New Criterion puts in a word for my new book: No one else combines Steyn's dazzling humor, astonishing erudition, and gripping apocalyptic prognostication. All is not well in the fruited plains of this great republic, and no one provides chapter and verse of our unfolding dégringolade with the authority and rhetorical élan of Mark Steyn. It's a neat trick, making societal collapse seem entertaining as well as horrifying, but Steyn manages the feat with consummate skill. I'll take that. It's ...

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The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Serious Side of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

Hugh Hewitt has kindly devoted three hours of his radio show to my new book, which is very gracious of him. The first two, last Monday, were mostly about the lighter stuff, and it was so enjoyable I thought we'd provide some accompanying audio entertainment. But then an Islamic barbarian decided to go rampaging around Ottawa, and so Hugh's final hour on my book dealt with Islam, foreign policy et al, and was titled "The Serious Side of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn" - which sounds like the sort ...

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No Way, José, Eh?

My new book, The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, takes its title from a throwaway line that kinda stuck when I was guest-hosting for Rush Limbaugh a few years ago...

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The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

Crying "Lone Wolf"

The guy who took a hatchet to a New York policeman was apparently a "lone wolf", just like the guy who took a double-barreled shotgun to a Canadian soldier was a "lone wolf". Earlier today, I swung by Varney & Co on Fox Business to discuss the umpteenth member of Local 473 of the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves...

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The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

[Un]documented on the Air

Mark was up bright and early for morning radio today. Click here to listen...

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The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

Maternal and Queenly

Earlier today, I was on Glenn Beck's show to promote The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, and, as he always is, Glenn was very kind and generous. I didn't have much I can offer in return, but I did say I'd do a duet of Glenn's all-inclusive holiday anthem "Have a Ramahanakwanzmas" with Tony Bennett...

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Mark's Mailbox

Once More Into the Striped Hose...

Another week of lively letters from SteynOnline readers

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Koch-Funded Democrat Tourette's Syndrome

I've been on the radio most of the day promoting my new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn (see below, or above). It's always a fun time when I get to shoot the breeze with the great Howie Carr at WRKO Boston. When you're on with Howie, the conversation always takes a few surprising turns, and this one includes me conjugating the Latin verb ebolo, ebolas, ebolat, and wondering why ISIS have better gag writers than Jon Stewart. Click below to listen: By the way, re The National Post's line on ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Witchcraft

In this week before Halloween, how about a Song of the Week for the witching hour? I've always loved songs that use magic as an image of romantic seduction and intoxication. Cole Porter got in on it early in "You Do Something To Me" (1928):

Let me live 'neath your spell Do do That voodoo That you do So well…

Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer extended the thought in 1944:

That Old Black Magic has me in its spell That Old Black Magic that you weave so well Those icy fingers up and down my spine The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine…

But it was Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh who wrapped up the subject once and for all a decade later...

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On the Town

One for the Road

Mark is in Chicago this weekend promoting his new book, The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. As we mentioned a week ago, Hugh Hewitt read it and said:

"Moon River and Me" @MarkSteynOnline '09 essay on Johnny Mercer alone worth the price of book

So, with a tip of the hat to Hugh, we dusted off part one of our Johnny Mercer centenary audio salute from five years ago. Well, we couldn't think of a better way to close out the first week of Mark's book launch than with the second part of that centenary tribute...

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The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

Senseless Speak

I'm in Chicago this weekend - actually Schaumburg, for the municipally pedantic - with Sean Hannity, Dana Loesch, Ed Klein, Bobby Jindal, Big John & Amy, Steven Crowder et al for the Freedom Summit. I'll be on stage with Big John this afternoon, and afterwards signing copies of my brand new book, The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. Book-promoting duties had me up bright and early this morning to take a ride downtown for Fox & Friends, where Tucker Carlson quizzed me about the President's curiously ...

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Talking Treason

I said yesterday that I got angrier about the events in Ottawa as the day went on. My anger continued today. As I told Alan Jones on 2GB in Sydney, apropos Muslim "reverts" who want to engage in what the Premier of Quebec calls "spontaneous acts of extremism", I'm tired of being told that we have to change to accommodate them. They are the ones who have to change, or have change forced upon them. And, rather than confiscating passports and preventing these guys from leaving to fight for ISIS, I think we should wait till they get there to cancel their passports: If they prefer to be citizens of Headhackistan, so be it. But, if they attempt to return to Canada (or America, Britain, Australia, Europe), they should be charged with treason...

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~ On Thursday Mark starts the day with Jack, Tedd and Corey at AM Tampa Bay on WFLA at 8am Eastern Time.

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